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closed 5/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kova Esports, acquired Eurheilu.com

synopsis: KOVA Esports, a professional eSports organization in Finalnd, has acquired Eurheilu.com from Good Game Limited, an iGaming lead generation company. Eurheilu.com is Finland's largest news site dedicated to eSports. Eurheilu.com provides the latest and most interesting news about popular eSports games and tournaments.
buyer: Kova Esports
KOVA Esports is a professional eSports organization in Finalnd. KOVA Esports participates in Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournaments such as the Finnish Esports League, Telia Esports Series, and Winners League. KOVA Esports also has a team for Fortnite tournaments. "
target parent: Good Game Ltd
target: Eurheilu.com
Eurheilu.com is Finland's largest news site dedicated to eSports. Eurheilu.com provides the latest and most interesting news about popular eSports games and tournaments, including Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Dota 2, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Overwatch, Fortnite, and more.
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announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

ESEN eSports AB, will acquire Battleriff Gaming AB

synopsis: Broadcasting and production company ESEN eSports AB announces that it has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) regarding the acquisition of Battleriff Gaming. Battleriff provides a flexible gaming platform where players worldwide can participate in various esports games and leagues with virtually unlimited scalability.
buyer: ESEN eSports AB (NGM:ESEN:$0.16)
ESEN eSports is one of Sweden's largest esports companies with a complete infrastructure for esports which includes its own sports arena, event venue, tournament platform, studio and television production with over 250 broadcasts in the back. "
target: Battleriff Gaming AB
Battleriff Gaming AB was established in 2014 and is a Swedish startup focused on building a peer-to-peer platform where online gamers can challenge each other and play for real money.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

IDN Media Company, acquired GGWP.ID

synopsis: IDN Media, a multi-platform media company for “millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia”, has announced the acquisition of GGWP.ID to mark its entry into the fast-growing e-sports industry. Indonesian GGWP.ID covers info, tips & tricks, and news regarding e-sports such as Dota 2, Arena of Valor, and more.
buyer: IDN Media Company
IDN Media is the leading multi-platform media company for Millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia. IDN Media operates IDN Times, Popbela.com, Popmama.com, Yummy, IDN Creative, IDN Event, and IDN Creator Network. "
target: GGWP.ID
Indonesian eSports website GGWP.ID, founded in 2014, operates multiple digital media sites and is also active in the creative, events, and marketing scene. GGWP.ID covers info, tips & tricks, and news regarding e-sports such as Dota 2, Arena of Valor, and more.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitch Interactive, Inc., acquired Bebo, Inc.

synopsis: Twitch, an Amazon company that specializes in video game live streams and has been instrumental in popularizing "e-sports", has acquired Bebo, a company that started out at as a social media network, but evolved into building applications and now hosting e-sport leagues and tournaments.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
Owned by Amazon, Twitch specializes in video game live streams and has been instrumental in popularizing "e-sports", a form of competitive gaming and spectator event in which users play each other for cash prizes. It has millions of users who mainly use it to watch others play video games. "
target: Bebo, Inc.
Bebo started out at as a social media network, but evolved into building applications and now hosting e-sport leagues and tournaments. Bebo combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share content.
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closed 6/10/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Super League Gaming, acquired Framerate

synopsis: Super League Gaming, a leading content and community platform providing competitive and social gameplay experiences across game titles, skill levels and venues, has acquired Framerate, one of the largest and fastest growing independent social video networks in esports and gaming.
buyer: Super League Gaming
Super League Gaming is a first mover in providing accessible esports leagues for amateur gamers that take place both online and through in-person gaming arenas. "
target: Framerate
Framerate is a cross-platform esports social video network delivering the best in gameplay highlights, news and entertainment to today’s generation of video gamers.
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closed 5/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Immortals, LLC, acquired Gamers Club Ltda

synopsis: Global esports organization Immortals has acquired Brazil’s game matchmaking platform Gamers Club. It is rebranding itself as Immortals Gaming Club. Based in Sorocaba, in the state of Sao Paulo, Gamers Club is a platform and community hub connecting more than a million registered gamers across Brazil’s avid gaming market.
buyer: Immortals, LLC
Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) is the world’s first vertically integrated, truly global esports and gaming company. IGC owns and operates IGC esports, which houses the company’s competitive esports brands Immortals, Los Angeles Valiant (Overwatch League) and MIBR; and more. "
target: Gamers Club Ltda
Based in Sorocaba, in the state of Sao Paulo, Gamers Club is a platform and community hub connecting more than a million registered gamers across Brazil’s avid gaming market.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Infinite Esports & Entertainment, acquired Obey Alliance

synopsis: Obey Alliance has been acquired by Infinite Esports & Entertainment. Infinite Esports & Entertainment is the holding company for a number of ventures, including esports organizations. Obey Alliance was founded in 2012 specializing in content from the popular first person shooter “Call of Duty”.
buyer: Infinite Esports & Entertainment
Infinite Esports & Entertainment is the holding company for a number of ventures, including esports organisations OpTic Gaming and Team Allegiance. It has also created its own companies to compliment those it has acquired, including No Scope Media, NGAGE Esports, GG Esports Academy, among others. "
target: Obey Alliance
Obey Alliance was founded in 2012 specializing in content from the popular first person shooter “Call of Duty”. Through the years Obey has evolved into one of the worlds biggest gaming organizations.
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closed 1/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired ESforce Holding ltd

synopsis: Mail.Ru Group Limited, one of the largest Internet companies in the Russian-speaking Internet market, announces the acquisition of 100% of ESforce. ESforce Holding is one of the world’s largest esports organizations, and the leader in electronic sports in Russia.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target: ESforce Holding ltd
ESforce Holding is one of the world’s largest esports organizations, and the leader in electronic sports in Russia. The company integrates all key areas of the esports business, from organizing international tournaments and professional content creation to publishing and advertising activities.
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$100
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$19
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announced 5/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Oomba, LLC will be merged with Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement with Oomba, Inc., a specialized social media company. Oomba revolutionizes how people organize sports and games with its cloud-based tournament and league management system for eSports and other forms of competition.
buyer: Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp. (BHAC:$0.00)
Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination. "
target: Oomba, LLC
Oomba, Inc. is a specialized social media company that is creating an interactive social network for tournaments, leagues and teams. Oomba revolutionizes how people organize sports and games by melding software as a service with a social network.
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$60
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announced 1/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Azubu, will acquire Hitbox Entertainment GmbH

synopsis: Azubu, the global livestreaming network focused on eSports, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Europe’s leading eSports broadcaster Hitbox. The combination creates a strong #2 competitor to Twitch and the largest independent eSports broadcaster outside Asia.
buyer parent: Sapinda Holding BV
buyer: Azubu
As an award-winning private, independent company headquartered in Los Angeles, Azubu is the only dedicated eSports broadcasting company headquartered in the entertainment capital of the world. "
target: Hitbox Entertainment GmbH
Hitbox is home to millions of PC game live streamers and eSports enthusiasts from around the world, features the highest quality videogame live streaming, and has the most advanced chat and interactive platform in eSports.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

XSplit, acquired Player.Me

synopsis: SplitmediaLabs Limited, the makers of industry-leading internet broadcast and live streaming software, XSplit Gamecaster and XSplit Broadcaster is excited to announce the acquisition of social discovery platform, Player.me. Player.me lets users discover and share awesome games, players, teams, content and more.
buyer: XSplit
XSplit, by SplitMediaLabs, allows users to live stream and broadcast directly to internet streaming platforms such as Twitch, Dailymotion, Ustream and YouTube Live, or make recordings for easy uploading and sharing online. "
target: Player.Me
Player.me is the social discovery platform for the gaming and eSports community. Discovery and share awesome games, players, teams, content and more!
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closed 1/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Activision Blizzard, acquired Major League Gaming

synopsis: Activision Blizzard, Inc. announced the acquisition of the business of Major League Gaming (MLG). MLG is a leader in creating and streaming premium live gaming events, organizing professional competitions and running competitive gaming leagues. MLG has helped bring esports into the mainstream with its broadcasts of professional gaming competitions.
buyer: Activision Blizzard (ATVI:$5,946.00)
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft. "
target: Major League Gaming
Major League Gaming (MLG) is the global leader in eSports. MLG operates MLG.tv, the #1 online broadcast network for professional level competitive gaming; the MLG Pro Circuit, the longest-running eSports league in North America; and GameBattles, a cross platform online gaming tournament system.
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closed 9/1/2015 via BusinessWire

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired Turtle Entertainment

synopsis: MTG has completed the acquisition of 74% of Turtle Entertainment, the world’s largest esports company that operates under the well-known ESL brand. Turtle Entertainment offers gaming enthusiasts, fans and sponsors thrilling entertainment in an all-new, interactive environment.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$2,134.41)
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations. "
target parent: ESL
target: Turtle Entertainment
Turtle Entertainment is the new era of digital entertainment, in which they create and promote gaming experiences. The modern culture of eSports offers gaming enthusiasts, fans and sponsors thrilling entertainment in an all-new, interactive environment.
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closed 2/28/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Better Collective A/S, acquired HLTV.org ApS

synopsis: Better Collective, a leading sports betting media group, has acquired HLTV.org ApS, the leading Counter-Strike coverage site in the world with on-site coverage of all major tournaments, they feature HLTV, GOTV, demos, news, results, standings, videos, photos and much more. HLTV.org ApS includes the assets HLTV.org and dust2.dk.
buyer: Better Collective A/S (OM:BETCO:$75.22)
Denmark-based Better Collective is a developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Better Collective’s portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products, including bettingexpert.com, the trusted home of tips from expert tipsters. "
target: HLTV.org ApS
HLTV.org is the leading Counter-Strike coverage site in the world with on-site coverage of all major tournaments, they feature HLTV, GOTV, demos, news, results, standings, videos, photos and much more. HLTV.org ApS includes the assets HLTV.org and dust2.dk.
price ($mm)
$29
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$5
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closed 9/24/2015 via BusinessWire

FanDuel, acquired AlphaDraft

synopsis: FanDuel Inc., the largest one-day fantasy sports operator, announced it has acquired leading fantasy eSports platform, AlphaDraft. AlphaDraft is the premier online platform that seamlessly blends the highly popular worlds of eSports, live streaming and fantasy sports, with daily and weekly contests for cash and other real-world prizes.
buyer: FanDuel
FanDuel is the leading daily fantasy sports provider with the sole mission of making sports more exciting. FanDuel has redefined fantasy sports; offering a multitude of one-day game options for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and college football and basketball. "
target: AlphaDraft
Founded in 2014, AlphaDraft is the premier online platform that seamlessly blends the highly popular worlds of eSports, live streaming and fantasy sports, with daily and weekly contests for cash and other real-world prizes.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Electronic Arts Inc., purchased Cloud-Streaming Technology from Gamefly, Inc.

synopsis: Electronic Arts, a global leader in digital interactive entertainment, has bought GameFly’s cloud-streaming technology. The publisher also revealed that it has acquired the Israeli team that was responsible for building the Netflix-like streaming service for games. GameFly is the leading online video game rental subscription service.
buyer: Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA:$5,150.00)
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world. "
seller: Gamefly, Inc.
The acquisition includes the cloud-streaming technology of GameFly. GameFly, the leading online video game rental subscription service, allows subscribers to rent one or more video games concurrently, with no due dates, late fees or shipping charges for a fixed monthly fee.
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closed 6/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Destructoid

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Inc., the fastest growing online community of video gamers, is excited to announce that it has acquired Destructoid.com, a leading online authority for over 10 years as the alternative to mainstream gaming news sites and a sought-after destination for gamers to blog about their favorite video games.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$9.37)
Enthusiast Gaming is the fastest growing online community of video gamers. Together with its owned digital properties and live events, it reaches over 50 million gamers monthly across 50 websites worldwide. "
target: Destructoid
Based in San Francisco, Destructoid has been a leading online authority for over 10 years as the alternative to mainstream gaming news sites and a sought-after destination for gamers to blog about their favorite video games. They consistently attract 5 million monthly visitors.
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closed 8/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Beam Interactive, Inc

synopsis: Microsoft, the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions, has acquired Beam, a Seattle-based interactive game streaming service that lets viewers play along with streamers as they watch.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$138,699.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Beam Interactive, Inc
Beam is an interactive game streaming service that lets viewers play along with streamers as they watch. Beam’s model takes the mostly passive interaction from Twitch and YouTube, and adds the ability for viewers to interact with the streamer via crowdsourced controls.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

IGN Entertainment, Inc., acquired GameTrailers LLC

synopsis: IGN has acquired the rights to the GameTrailers name and content library. GameTrailers provides the global gaming masses with a vast library of high-resolution video game trailers, gameplay edits, original features, and exclusive content.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: IGN Entertainment, Inc.
IGN is the world's #1 video game and fan-focused entertainment information destination. IGN is the top-ranked site in comScore's gaming category and runs one of the biggest YouTube content channels as well as apps across all major mobile and console platforms. "
target parent: Zelnick Media Capital
target: GameTrailers LLC
GameTrailers provides the global gaming masses with a vast library of high-resolution video game trailers, gameplay edits, original features, and exclusive content that users have been downloading and streaming across multiple platforms millions of times per month for over a decade.
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announced 8/25/2014 via BusinessWire

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire Twitch Interactive, Inc.

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch Interactive, Inc., the leading live video platform for gamers. It is a community for gamers where more than 55 million have gathered to broadcast, watch and talk about video games.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$280,522.00)
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
Twitch is a videogame-streaming service that allows consumers to broadcast live video streams of themselves playing videogames and includes social networking features that allow video game fans to communicate with each other during the broadcasts.
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closed 5/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kova Esports, acquired Eurheilu.com

synopsis: KOVA Esports, a professional eSports organization in Finalnd, has acquired Eurheilu.com from Good Game Limited, an iGaming lead generation company. Eurheilu.com is Finland's largest news site dedicated to eSports. Eurheilu.com provides the latest and most interesting news about popular eSports games and tournaments.
buyer: Kova Esports
KOVA Esports is a professional eSports organization in Finalnd. KOVA Esports participates in Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournaments such as the Finnish Esports League, Telia Esports Series, and Winners League. KOVA Esports also has a team for Fortnite tournaments. "
target parent: Good Game Ltd
target: Eurheilu.com
Eurheilu.com is Finland's largest news site dedicated to eSports. Eurheilu.com provides the latest and most interesting news about popular eSports games and tournaments, including Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Dota 2, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Overwatch, Fortnite, and more.
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closed 5/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kova Esports, acquired Eurheilu.com

synopsis: KOVA Esports, a professional eSports organization in Finalnd, has acquired Eurheilu.com from Good Game Limited, an iGaming lead generation company. Eurheilu.com is Finland's largest news site dedicated to eSports. Eurheilu.com provides the latest and most interesting news about popular eSports games and tournaments.
buyer: Kova Esports
KOVA Esports is a professional eSports organization in Finalnd. KOVA Esports participates in Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournaments such as the Finnish Esports League, Telia Esports Series, and Winners League. KOVA Esports also has a team for Fortnite tournaments. "
target parent: Good Game Ltd
target: Eurheilu.com
Eurheilu.com is Finland's largest news site dedicated to eSports. Eurheilu.com provides the latest and most interesting news about popular eSports games and tournaments, including Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Dota 2, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Overwatch, Fortnite, and more.
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announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Australian Esports League, will acquire The Cubs Esports Pty Ltd

synopsis: Leading esports companies Cubs Esports and Critical Hit Entertainment (CHE), operator of The Australian Esports Leage (AEL), officially announce their intention to merge. The new group will continue to trade under the CHE banner. Cubs Esports is a leading Esports company formerly known as Diemens Esports.
buyer: Australian Esports League
The Australian Esports League (AEL) is a provider of premier esports competitions in Australia, attracting competitors from across the nation. The vision of the AEL is to develop the most entertaining, engaging and respected esports experience in Australia. It is owned by Critical Hit Entertainment."
target: The Cubs Esports Pty Ltd
Cubs Esports is a leading Esports company formerly known as Diemens Esports. The Cubs are an Australian based esports franchise coming to gaming arenas.
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closed 11/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., acquired Houston Outlaws

synopsis: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., a multi-platform media company providing advertising and digital marketing solutions across the United States through its radio broadcast and digital operations, has acquired the Overwatch League’s Houston Outlaws esports team from an affiliate of Immortals Gaming Club.
buyer: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBGI:$265.03)
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. is a multi-platform media company providing advertising and digital marketing solutions across the United States through its radio broadcast and digital operations. "
target parent: Immortals, LLC
target: Houston Outlaws
The Houston Outlaws are a professional franchised esports team participating in the Overwatch League, representative of the cities Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.
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closed 9/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Luminosity Gaming merged with Enthusiast Gaming Inc.,

synopsis: Enthusiast, the fastest-growing online community of video gamers, has completed the merger with Luminosity Gaming, one of the largest globally recognized esports organizations in North America. Their headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$9.37)
Founded in 2014, Enthusiast is the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s unique acquisition strategy, it has a platform of over 80 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content. "
target: Luminosity Gaming
Founded in February 2015, Luminosity Gaming, is one of the largest globally recognized esports organization in North America. Their headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

OverActive Media, acquired MAD Lions Esports Club

synopsis: OverActive Media has acquired Spanish organization MAD Lions Esports Club. MAD Lions is a Spanish esports organisation that was formed in August 2017. The club currently competes at the highest national level in League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Clash Royale and FIFA.
buyer: OverActive Media
OverActive Media (OAM) is an integrated global company delivering esports and video game entertainment. OAM combines team ownership with audience engagement to better connect with fans, franchise partners and corporate sponsors around the world. "
target: MAD Lions Esports Club
MAD Lions is a Spanish esports organisation that was formed in August 2017. The club currently competes at the highest national level in League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Clash Royale and FIFA.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tainted Minds Acquisition Group, acquired Tainted Minds

synopsis: Australian esports organisation Tainted Minds has been acquired by private investors and will rebrand as ICON Esports. The investors are Raymond Burke, Edward Abbot, Mathew Davey, Nathan Taylor, and Adrian Whittingham.
buyer: Tainted Minds Acquisition Group
The investors are Raymond Burke, Chairman of Highlanders Super Rugby, Edward Abbot, CEO of QMS Sport, Mathew Davey, Founder & CEO of Ticketdirect, Nathan Taylor, Managing Director for Capital Markets at Commonwealth Bank, and Adrian Whittingham, Executive Director of Pinnacle Investment Management. "
target: Tainted Minds
Tainted Minds is an Australian based competitive gaming organization with professional esports teams across a range of titles. The teams chase their dreams and compete on some of the largest stages in the world.
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announced 12/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

SMAAASH Entertainment Private Limited, will acquire Simplicity Esports

synopsis: SMAAASH Entertainment Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Simplicity Esports, LLC via an all stock acquisition. Simplicity is an established brand in the esports industry with an engaged fan base competing in popular games across different genres, including PUBG, Gears of War, Injustice 2 and NHL 19.
buyer: SMAAASH Entertainment Private Limited (SMSH:$0.00)
SMAAASH is a global entertainment company offering interactive sports experiences and virtual reality gaming technology, headquartered in Mumbai India. SMAAASH presently operates world-class entertainment centers across 39 locations in India, and one international center in the U.S. "
target: Simplicity Esports
Simplicity is an established brand in the esports industry with an engaged fan base competing in popular games across different genres, including PUBG, Gears of War, Injustice 2 and NHL 19.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

OverActive Media, acquired Splyce

synopsis: OverActive Media Group Inc., has acquired global esports stalwart, Splyce Inc. Splyce is home to top level teams across multiple esports titles around the globe. Since its inception, the organization has grown to include teams in League of Legends, Call of Duty, Rocket League,, Starcraft II, Halo, Smite and Paladins.
buyer: OverActive Media
Based in Canada, OverActive Media is an integrated company delivering esports and video game entertainment experiences to fans through franchise ownership, strategic partnerships, investments and acquisitions. "
target: Splyce
Splyce is home to top level teams across multiple esports titles around the globe. Since its inception, the organization has grown to include teams in League of Legends, Call of Duty, Rocket League,, Starcraft II, Halo, Smite and Paladins.
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closed 2/7/2018 via Company Press Release

Community Entertainment Svenska AB, acquired Red Reserve

synopsis: Battleriff Gaming AB has sold its subsidiary Red Reserve AB to the public company Community Entertainment Sverige AB, “CEAB”. Red Reserve is a well-known international brand for esports teams. CEAB's business focus is gameification through different quiz products.
buyer: Community Entertainment Svenska AB (XSAT:CEAB:$0.23)
Community Entertainment Svenska AB (publ), through its subsidiaries, focuses on commercializing proprietary software for online quizzes. It serves entertainment, information, and education industries. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. "
target parent: Battleriff Gaming AB
target: Red Reserve
Red Reserve is an international gaming entertainment brand, best known for their roots in the Call of Duty sniping community. They own and manage professional esports teams in the games COD, (Call of Duty), FIFA and Gears of War.
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Jerry Jones and John Goff, acquired Complexity Gaming

synopsis: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and real estate investor John Goff have acquired a majority stake in North American esports franchise compLexity Gaming. Founded in 2003, compLexity has been a consistent and driving force in multiple competitive gaming scenes across North America.
buyer: Jerry Jones and John Goff
Jerry Jones is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys. John Goff is a private investor based in Fort Worth, Texas, and the co-founder of Crescent Real Estate Equities. "
target: Complexity Gaming
Founded in 2003, compLexity has been a consistent and driving force in multiple competitive gaming scenes across North America. Their esports teams and players have amassed over 120 major championship wins and have been featured in outlets including Sports Illustrated and The Wall Street Journal.
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announced 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Onslaught eSports, will acquire The Roanoke Reign

synopsis: Onslaught eSports, one of the top professional competitive eSports organizations world-wide, has reached a deal to acquire the Roanoke Reign, a multi-platform professional electronic sport company. Reign has competitive players competing around the country on Call of Duty, CSGO, Super Smash Bros, and Gears of War.
buyer: Onslaught eSports
Onslaught eSports is one of the top professional competitive eSports organizations world-wide, competing in both console and PC video game titles such as Call of Duty, Gears of War, Counter Strike, Halo, Smite, Rocket League, and more. "
target: The Roanoke Reign
The Roanoke Reign is a multi-platform professional electronic sport company. Reign houses talented teams and players that compete at the highest level of eSport competition. Reign has competitive players competing around the country on Call of Duty, CSGO, Super Smash Bros, and Gears of War.
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closed 2/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Challengeme Esports GmbH, acquired eSports Hero, Inc.

synopsis: Challengeme Esports GmbH, provider of one of the most sophisticated eSports Matchmaking & Tournament Platforms, announced the acquisition of US-based eSports Hero Inc., a skilled gaming platform where gamers of all skills levels can compete for cash prizes and glory playing the top global Esports.
buyer: Challengeme Esports GmbH
Challengeme Esports GmbH (CME) is an established business in the rapidly growing eSports space, based in Berlin, Germany. CME provides a world class eSports tournament and matchmaking platform, which caters to social players, competitive and even pro gamers, as well as professional streamers. "
target: eSports Hero, Inc.
Esports Hero is a skilled gaming platform where gamers of all skills levels can compete for cash prizes and glory playing the top global Esports such as Hearthstone and Dota 2. The ESH platform facilitates both money matches and bracketed tournaments and offers multiple compliant payout options.
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